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University of La Verne: Student Charged with Hate Crime Hoax Shows Power of Racism in America

Officials at the University of La Verne in California have finally reacted to a fake hate crime controversy that occurred in February. After initially claiming that she had been assaulted by a masked man in a stairwell on campus, student Dominguez Peña is now facing criminal charges for allegedly faking a hate crime. Professor Judy Holiday claims that racism in America resulted in the woman feeling “compelled to do something illegal and immoral to bring attention to the problem.”

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Police: University of La Verne Student Hoaxed Racist Threats

A former student of the University of La Verne was arrested for allegedly sending ten racist threats against herself, as well as the student group with which she had a leadership role. The 25-year-old former student also claimed that she had “found a smoking backpack” in her car before being “assaulted by a masked man” on campus.

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Jussie Smollett Recently Hosted Documentary on Lynching

Actor Jussie Smollett had recently hosted an episode on lynching for the documentary series “America Divided.” The Epix network has since pulled the episode featuring the embattled actor after the actor was arrested and charged of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: Jussie Smollett speaks during the 'Empire' season 5 world premiere during the 2018 Tribeca TV Festival at Spring Studios on September 22, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dominik Bindl/Getty Images for Tribeca TV)